Yunkers (1900-1983) was an abstract painter and printmaker born in Riga, Lativa. He moved to the United States in 1947 where he lived most of his life. During 1950’s, he primarily worked in color woodcuts, introducing brushwork into the genre. He has published & edited the arts magazines ARS and Creation, and was the leader of the American Woodcuts. Yunkers studied art in Leningrad, Berlin, Paris, and London, as well as receiving a Guggenheim Fellowship. In 1960 he began producing lithographs, including two important series of lithographs at the Tamarind Lithography Workshop in LA: Salt (five lithographs) & Skies of Venice (ten lithographs).